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lets me know that help by the affordable care act is rare. steve from greenfield says he and his wife are in good health with current insurance costing $485 a month. under obamacare that goes to roughly $1,150 a month a 237% increase. june from batavia received a letter from united health care and while she says she can handle it it will be a problem for her husband he has stage four kidney disease and is on dialysis and will soon not have his doctors. don from loveland said if the affordable care act is allowed to stand my family will have to come up with an extra $6,604 next year. we can't afford that from what i'm seeing, stress and anxiety with becoming an increasingly common dige know -- diagnosis. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana rise? without objection. >> thank you mr. speaker. once again today the president said to the american people, if you like your health care plan, you can keep it. at least for one more year, if you're lucky. the problem is, saying something many times
it was in january 1991 when i implored tom to bring to the house floor a resolution that steve zoeller's and i had introduced to ask then president bush to engage in military action in operation desert storm to drive saddam hussein out of kuwait. i was convinced that tom opposed military intervention. i know that a good many of his caucus were strongly opposed as well. it was an exercise in political courage and personal decency for tom to agree to bring the resolution up for an open debate and record a vote under those circumstances. but he did. we had one of the most spirited but civil and informative debates in which i have been privileged to participate in all of my 38 years in congress. we prevailed in the final outcome that day but i would have been proud of the house and the speaker regardless because the house demonstrated to the world that it was truly a deliberative and democratic a- day. tom and i always struggled to find common ground when there were no issues upon which we could not agree, we could at least use common courtesy and the way we conducted our politics. that is not just go
amendment right to counsel. i would also like to thank congressman steve chabot for all of his hard work on this legislation and for working to ensure that indigent people in the criminal justice system are adequately represented by counsel. i also want to recognize ranking member john conyers and bobby scott for their support of this resolution. and for my colleagues who are as concerned as i am about the state of indigent defense in america, i invite you not just to support today's resolution, but to join me as a co-sponsor of h.r. 3407, the national center for the right to counsel act. this legislation aims to improve financial and training resources for state and local public defense systems and encourage the adoption of best practices for the delivery of legal services to indigent defendants. the bill would equip states and locates with more tools to implement their own indigent defense systems and meet their constitutional obligations as defined by the supreme court. i look forward to working with colleagues on both sides of the aisle on this legislation. mr. speaker, the first ste
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